|Carolinas Healthcare System||Charlotte, NC||12 months||28 per cohort, variable|
Center for Advanced Practice Fellowship
The Advanced Clinical Practitioner fellowship at Carolinas HealthCare System provides exposure to an array of complex disease processes and patient populations in acute, primary and urgent care settings. With a focus on developed competence and confidence, this transition-to-practice program prepares the advanced clinical practitioner (ACP) to deliver superior patient care while in a protected learning environment.
The one year, post-graduate fellowship programs are appropriate for new nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistant (PA) graduates, as well as advanced clinical practitioners wishing to change disciplines or career paths. The programs have semi-annual start dates in April and October.
Goals of the Fellowship:
- Allows both NPs and PAs to demonstrate improved clinical outcomes while obtaining the clinical knowledge and expertise needed to practice at the top of license.
- Serves as an immersion in specific specialty competencies to prepare these ACP for critical thinking above the level received in their formal education.
- Serves to expand the ACP’s knowledge of evidenced-based practice, basic research techniques, guideline development and quality improvement initiatives.
Overall, the fellowship prepares the ACP to be a well-rounded provider, leader, and resource within the healthcare team. In addition to scheduled simulation labs, case presentations and team learning discussions, fellows experience real-time patient care as licensed ACPs in various patient care units with a gradual ease into independence.
Each fellow graduate is equipped with the crucial experience in many specialty-specific rotations and procedures, as well as an established network of providers within other specialties.